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Leading Associations Team Up to Present 2015 Cremation Symposium

November 24, 2014

Leading Associations Team Up to Present 2015 Cremation Symposium

Save up to $200 by registering before January 9, 2015!

Brookfield, Wis. – The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) have again partnered to co-host the 2015 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium, which will take place February 4-5, 2015, at the Tropicana Las Vegas. CANA and NFDA are teaming up to offer unique educational sessions that will offer creative and practical strategies to help funeral and cremation professionals meet the evolving needs of families that choose cremation and boost their bottom line.


The innovators and experts who will share their knowledge with symposium attendees include:

  • Janelle Barlow, Managing Change Positively
  • John McQueen, Remaining Profitable as Cremation Rates Soar
  • Cole and Victor Imperi, Pricing is Not About Price: How to Price and Package to Serve Your Families Better
  • Lynn Elliot and Richard Wiseman, The Power of Email Marketing, Google Benefits to Your Business … and More!
  • Santiago Jaramillo, Innovative Ways to Connect Online with Cremation Families
  • Mel Payne, Hiring for Greatness
  • Archer Harmon and Erin Whitaker, Know Your Community: Build Your Business
  • Scott Gilligan and Lara Price, Cremation Legal Q&A

Suppliers will be on hand to share products, services and unique offerings for families that choose cremation. There will also be ample time for networking with colleagues during the roundtable discussion session and complimentary cocktail reception.


Complete information about the 2015 CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium is available from CANA (, 312-245-1077) or NFDA (, 800-228-6332). Attendees may register via the CANA or NFDA websites or by calling their association.


2015 CANA and NFDA Cremation Symposium Registration Fees
On or Before January 9, 2015 After January 9, 2015
CANA and NFDA Members $545 per person $745 per person
Non-members $745 per person $945 per person
Spouse/Companion $189 per person $239 per person


CANA and NFDA have secured a limited number of rooms at The Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas at a special price of only $80 plus tax and resort fee. The resort fee includes high speed wireless internet access in your guestroom, complimentary local and toll free calls, use of the fitness center, two-for-one Laugh Factory tickets and half-off cocktails during Happy Hour in the Tropicana Lounge from 5-8 p.m. Visit or to reserve a room online; attendees may also call the hotel at 800-634-4000 to make a reservation (mention group code SCANA1). The hotel reservation deadline is January 7, 2015. Attendees are encouraged to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible; the room block is expected to sell out.

About CANA

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America is an international association of more than 1,500 members, comprised of funeral directors, cemeteries, crematories, consultants, and suppliers. For more information, visit


About NFDA

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit